Cameron Huddleston

Cameron Huddleston

Former Online Editor, Kiplinger.com
Huddleston wrote the daily "Kip Tips" column for Kiplinger.com. She joined Kiplinger in 2001 after graduating from American University with an MA in economic journalism. Prior to that, she worked for Dow Jones Newswires, covering convertible securities and junk bonds. She has a BA in journalism and Russian studies from Washington & Lee University.
10 Reasons You're Still Broke
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10 Reasons You're Still Broke

You have a job, maybe even a good one, but your paychecks never seem to stretch as far as you think they should and ends never quite seem to meet.
October 25, 2019
10 Reasons You Will Never Get Out of Debt
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10 Reasons You Will Never Get Out of Debt

Buried under a pile of past-due bills? Follow these tips to pay off what you owe and get yourself back on firm financial footing.
October 23, 2019
10 Ways to Talk to Your Aging Parents About Their Finances
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10 Ways to Talk to Your Aging Parents About Their Finances

There's a good chance that many adult children will have to get involved with their parents' financial lives as they age.
August 21, 2019
How to File Complaints About Your Bank or Credit-Card Company
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How to File Complaints About Your Bank or Credit-Card Company

The new consumer protection agency will start helping soon, but here's where you can turn to for help now.
February 22, 2019
12 Biggest Shopping Mistakes at the Supermarket
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12 Biggest Shopping Mistakes at the Supermarket

If you’re like most Americans, your monthly grocery spending is eating up a big portion of your budget.
February 21, 2019
Alternatives to Amazon Prime
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Alternatives to Amazon Prime

Don't want to pay the new $99 membership fee? There are other ways to get shipping, streaming movies and e-books for free.
March 21, 2018
10 Tips for an Affordable Family Vacation
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10 Tips for an Affordable Family Vacation

Here's how to keep costs under control -- and still have lots of fun.
March 9, 2018
Coming Soon: Coupons on Your Bank Statement
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Coming Soon: Coupons on Your Bank Statement

Millions will be able to collect discounts when they check their accounts online.
March 9, 2018
9 Worst Things to Buy Online
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9 Worst Things to Buy Online

Shopping online certainly has its advantages.
March 6, 2018
Proven Tactics to Overcome Big Debts
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Proven Tactics to Overcome Big Debts

Chances are you have debt -- and lots of it.
February 6, 2018
Women: Take Charge of Your Retirement Savings
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Women: Take Charge of Your Retirement Savings

Perhaps a silver lining to the recession is that women now are as likely as men to contribute to a workplace retirement savings plan.
October 4, 2017
Job-Search Survival Kit
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Job-Search Survival Kit

An attorney friend told me recently that her attempt to hire a new receptionist had been frustrating.
October 4, 2017
Get Your Freshman Financially Ready for College
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Get Your Freshman Financially Ready for College

My daughter starts kindergarten August 6, which is a big step for any child -- and parent.
October 3, 2017
How to Dig Out of Debt
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How to Dig Out of Debt

I got a press release today with the headline "Consumer Debt Decreases in July," which seemed encouraging until I took a closer look at the numbers.
October 3, 2017
10 Ways Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads Can Make Extra Money
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10 Ways Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads Can Make Extra Money

All of these options can be done from the house and shouldn't take time away from the kids.
June 26, 2017
How to Buy Discount Gift Cards
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How to Buy Discount Gift Cards

You can save money by purchasing gift cards for less than face value online.
December 15, 2016
12 Things to Buy Used
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12 Things to Buy Used

You can save a lot by buying used rather than new.
October 14, 2016
10 Great Work-From-Home Jobs
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10 Great Work-From-Home Jobs

Working from home promises big benefits: extra income, flexible hours and a dress code of slippers and sweatpants.
May 7, 2016
5 Reasons to Shop at Aldi Instead of Trader Joe's
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5 Reasons to Shop at Aldi Instead of Trader Joe's

Take advantage of low prices and organic, gourmet and gluten-free offerings at this discount grocery store.
February 23, 2016
What I Learned From My Soviet Husband About Money
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What I Learned From My Soviet Husband About Money

Having grown up in the U.S.S.R., he knows out of necessity a lot about being frugal and spending wisely.
February 18, 2016
Retailers With the Most Flexible Return Policies
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Retailers With the Most Flexible Return Policies

These merchants give customers a year or more to get a refund on most unwanted items.
December 25, 2015
13 Ways to Waste Money During the Holidays
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13 Ways to Waste Money During the Holidays

From shopping without a list to going overboard with décor, here's how you can end up spending too much this season.
December 5, 2015
15 Web Sites for Finding Shopping Deals Online
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15 Web Sites for Finding Shopping Deals Online

These resources will help you compare prices, find discounts and score bargains.
November 3, 2015
Best Times to Buy Furniture to Save Money
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Best Times to Buy Furniture to Save Money

Cut costs on your next home makeover by shopping for sofas, mattresses, TVs and more at the right times of year.
June 11, 2015
Best Things to Buy Organic at Walmart
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Best Things to Buy Organic at Walmart

The retailer's Wild Oats brand is a bargain compared with many organic brands sold at other supermarkets.
June 2, 2015
5 Ways to Save Without Looking Like a Cheapskate
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5 Ways to Save Without Looking Like a Cheapskate

Shoppers don't have to sacrifice quality or appear as if you'll do anything for a discount if you use these strategies.
June 1, 2015
5 Surprising Ways Bad Credit Can Hurt You
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5 Surprising Ways Bad Credit Can Hurt You

A low credit score and poor credit history can do more than just affect your ability to get a loan.
May 26, 2015